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Plastics Hierarchy

See Fig. 2

This is GreenPeace's view of plastics
worst at top, best at bottom
 
  • PVC PolyVinylChloride 'Vinyl' 
    • (flooring, wall linings, pipes, RainWaterGoods,
  • PU Polyuréthane 
    • (Thermal insulation and adhesives)
  • PS Polystyrene 
    • (Thermal insulation and packaging)
      • XPS Extruded Polystyrene
      • EPS Expanded Polystyrene
  • ABS Poly(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) 
    • (Pipes and sheet)
  • PC Polycarbonate 
    • (Glazing)
  • FET 
    • ???? cant find this listed anywhere, 
    • is it related to fluorinated ethylene? 
    • could it be related to ETFE and PTFE.
  • PET
    • Or is it Polyethylene terephthalate?
    • commonly abbreviated PET, PETE, or the obsolete PETP or PET-P
    • used in synthetic fibers; packaging
  • PE Polyethylene 'Polythene' 
    • (DPM, VCL, pipes, joint filler, roofing membrane)
  • PP Polypropylene 
    • (Pipes, mouldings)
  • BioBased Polymers 
    • (Adhesives, packaging)
    • watch this space many more coming

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Fig. 1 Source: Greenpeace 


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Fig. 2 Plastics Hierarchy:
1 worst > 5 best,
Source: Greenpeace


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